End of Vintage Summer Sale 2017

25th May 2017 @ 13:19 by kristen@hawleywine.com

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20-40% OFF SUMMER GRILLIN' WINES!

2015 ESTATE VIOGNIER

Retail $32

Special Sale Price $25.60!

$20.48 Founders Club!

$19.20 Fanatics Club!

Pair with our Morrocan Grilled Salmon Recipe


2013 PINOT NOIR, ESTINES VINEYARD

Retail $42

Special Sale Price $33.60!

$26.88 Founders Club!

$25.20 Fanatics Club!

Pair with our Grilled Lamb Skewer Recipe


2011 ESTATE MERLOT

Retail $35

Special Sale Price $28!

$22.40 Founders Club!

$21 Fanatics Club!

Pair with our Harvest Slider Recipe



Spring Newsletter 2017

24th May 2017 @ 14:15 by kristen@hawleywine.com

BREAKING BUD

This time of year, Sonoma County vineyards are lush and full with bright, yellow mustard blooming between the vine rows. With all the rain we have had this winter, everything is especially green and wildflowers are popping up everywhere. Tender buds have started pushing from the vine branches and will soon become canes that will produce this year's crop. Since even before our vineyard became certified organic in 2006, we have used cover crops to fix nutrients into the soil and to help control weeds. In November, after harvest, we sow seeds for sweet peas, bell beans, clover, vetch and oat straw. As these plants grow, they absorb nitrogen out of the air. Tilling the cover crop fixes the nitrogen into the soil as well as builds up the carbon, giving the vines nutrients to thrive.

ART AND WINE

Dana Hawley has been a professional artist for as long as her husband, John, has been a professional winemaker. She has been focusing on plein-air landscape painting for most of her career. She included a giclee print of one of her paintings as a gift to our club members this Spring. 'Waking Vineyard' depicts an old vine Zinfandel vineyard that was once farmed by the Standley family just over the hill from Hawley in Dry Creek Valley. It was painted in April as the vines were just beginning to push green buds from their gnarled arms. We made wine from this vineyard for many years but it has since been sold and replanted. Explore past and current works on Dana's website: www.danahawley.com

TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED SHIPPING

Gifting wines during the Summer months? The heat got you parched? We’ve got you covered! For three years now we have been offering temperature controlled shipping to extreme weather states. We partner with a local third-party shipping company which has a fleet of temp-control trucks. These trucks drive to four gateways across the U.S. The gateways receive the shipments, open them and add fresh ice packs before departing on UPS trucks for the last short leg of the trip. When you’re ready to try sending wines to friends, family, graduates and newlyweds, we are happy to arrange for temp control shipping!



HAWLEY EVENTS CALENDAR

  • July 22nd – Wine’d Up Wine Walk Event

  • July 23rd – 2nd Annual Sip & Paddle

  • July 29th – Family Dinner at Catelli’s in Geyserville, CA

  • October 14th – Harvest Party

  • November 11th – Family Dinner at Monti’s Rotisserie in Santa Rosa, CA

  • December 9th – Holiday Party



Winter Newsletter

29th Dec 2016 @ 11:12 by kristen@hawleywine.com

2016 HARVEST

The harvest moon has set on the 2016 vintage. The leaves on the vines have turned yellow and orange and the valley looks aflame. Most of the wines are slumbering in barrels or getting ready for bottling early next year. Many people imagine that once the harvest is over the winemakers all kick back and go on vacation, but Winter is a very busy time in the cellar. There are secondary malolactic fermentations to monitor, blending to work out, and all the wines to get ready for bottling next starting in January. There are some new wines that are bottling up for release next year that we are very excited about: Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, and Old Vine Zin along with all the wines we already know and love. We are looking forward to another busy and exciting year!

MENAGERIE VERMOUTH

Menagerie is a collaboration between Paul Hawley and his long-time friend, Anthony DeMaria, who has been a professional mixologist for over ten years. They have been experimenting with bitters, infusions, and aromatized wines for years before bottling the first release in 2016. They bottled four different vermouths using Sonoma County wines as the base, fortified with brandy and infused with a selection of herbs and botanicals.

VINEYARD EXPERIENCES

Hawley Winery is located on Bradford Mountain, overlooking Dry Creek Valley. The winery sits in the middle of the Hawley's 10 acre organic vineyard. Unlike our downtown Healdsburg tasting room, the winery is not setup for drop-in tasting, however we offer a selection of vineyard tours and experiences by reservation and want to encourage you to visit next time you are in town.

Estate Vineyard & Winery Tour
Enjoy a guided walking tour of our organic vineyards, garden, and hopyard. Get the 'behind the scenes' look at our production facility. One hour, between 10am and 3pm. $25 per person. $10 for club members and their friends.

Blending Class
Ever wondered how winemakers come up with amazing blends? Learn, hands on, the basics of blending in the Hawley Cellar. One to two hours, starting at 10am. $65 per person. $45 for club members and their friends.

Vineyard Tour & Picnic
Enjoy a tour of our organic vineyards, garden and hopyard, in addition to a fresh picnic lunch. Picnic includes an artisan sandwich, fresh fruit, side salad, kettle chips, and a sweet treat! One hour, between 10am and 3pn. $50 per person. $35 for club members and their friends.


HAWLEY EVENTS CALENDAR

  • DEC 10th - Holiday Pickup Party

  • JAN 14th-15th - Winter Wineland

  • FEB 18th - Puppy Love Pickup Party

  • MAR 4-5th & 11th-12th - Sonoma County Barrel Tasting



Fall Newsletter

21st Oct 2016 @ 15:07 by paul@hawleywine.com

HARVEST IS HERE!

Early morning picking, late night punch downs, aromas of fermenting grapes; all a part of the harvest experience that we both look forward to and can’t wait until it’s over. 2016 is shaping up to be a fantastic vintage with moderate temperatures, medium crop size and great flavor. Being a small winery and making wine in small lots from single vineyards means a lot more hands-on work and attention to detail, but it also allows for greater control over every step of the process. Many of the decisions affecting the final wine are made during harvest and fermentation so this is the most important and busiest time of the year for winemakers. We don’t get much rest but the excitement of harvest keeps us going. The harvest usually starts winding down in October with the last grapes to be picked being Petite Sirah and Nebbiolo. The harvest moon will be setting soon and we will be celebrating with a frosty brew!

VINEYARD FALCONRY

John’s new Goshawk, named Happy, is becoming a great hunter. This spring he will lose the brown juvenile plumage and emerge dark gray. His eyes will also change color to red-orange. John trains with him daily, flying in the vineyard after a lure. He started hunting game birds, like pheasant, this winter and Happy is proving to be a good hunter. The mews, or hawk house, sits above the vineyard where Happy keeps a close eye out for rabbits that sneak in to the vineyard for a nibble on the fresh buds.

HOP HARVEST

Paul planted 1/4 acres of hops next to the winery and has been using them in his beer at Fogbelt Brewing Co. This year he banded together other local small-scale hop farmers to start the NorCal Hop Growers Alliance. The group raised money and bought a hop picking machine that made this year’s harvest much easier. Sonoma County was once one of the nation’s most important hop growing regions and they hope to bring it back.

HAWLEY CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

John Hawley left Kendell-Jackson in 1996 to start Hawley Winery and crush his first vintage of Viognier and Merlot from the estate. While working on projects in France, he had envied the lifestyle of the small producers in Burgundy and thought it would be a welcome change of pace from the stress of running production at a large facility. John admittingly underestimated the amout of work it takes to start and run a small winery and vineyard. He single-handedly ran Hawley until 2005, when his sons, Paul and Austin, started helping full-time. This year John is taking a back-seat and letting Austin run harvest. He plans to take on more of a consulting winemaker role and let his boys take over the day to day winery operations. Of course, he still lives right up the hill from the winery so he can still holler at us from the deck. Nobody knows what the next 20 years will bring but it is sure to be celebrated with lots of great Hawley wines! See you at the 20th Anniversary Harvest Party!



Spring Newsletter

28th Mar 2016 @ 11:08 by paul@hawleywine.com

SPRING TIME IN SONOMA COUNTY

The vineyards are blanketed with radiant yellow mustard flowers. The cover crop, once waist high, is tilled into the soil to provide nutrients to the vines. Buds are pushing and shoots are reaching out from the grapevines. Everything is fresh and growing. We have had a wet March and the rain has done a lot to alleviate the drought. The vines are happy and ready to kick off the growing season.

VINEYARD FALCONRY

John’s new Goshawk, named Happy, is becoming a great hunter. This spring he will lose the brown juvenile plumage and emerge dark gray. His eyes will also change color to red-orange. John trains with him daily, flying in the vineyard after a lure. He started hunting game birds, like pheasant, this winter and Happy is proving to be a good hunter. The mews, or hawk house, sits above the vineyard where Happy keeps a close eye out for rabbits that sneak in to the vineyard for a nibble on the fresh buds.

IT TAKES A LOT OF BEER TO MAKE WINE

The old saying in the wine business rings especially true at Hawley. Paul and Meghan Hawley’s small brewery, Fogbelt, celebrated its second anniversary and has begun bottling and distributing locally. The taproom is often packed and the kitchen is serving up some amazing plates. They are getting ready to release their first barrel aged sour beer, aged in old Zin barrels with late harvest Zinfandel grapes.

GENERATION WINE

Austin Hawley started working full-time at the winery, with his dad and brother, after graduating college in 2006. After ten vintages working alongside his dad, Austin has been taking over winemaking at Hawley Winery. He is proud of the new wines and excited to share them. John is still at the winery every day, but it’s not easy to just stop doing something that has been your life for 40 years; especially when you still live on the vineyard! 2016 marks Hawley’s 20th vintage and the 1996 Merlot from the estate is still tasting fantastic! The winery has come a long way from the one-man-show that John ran for 10 years before Paul and Austin joined him, but the one thing that has stayed the same is the passion to make great wines.